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Live Webinar June 16th, 2016 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
By: The Corporate Education Group (REP 1011) Course ID: BAW1320
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 Category A PDU – Free PDU

Get more out of your requirements interviews and make better use of time for both you and your stakeholders with some simple, but highly effective techniques that will dramatically improve your interviewing skills.

This webinar will provide tips for business analysts on how to better facilitate interviews and elicit solid requirements.

The key to this process improvement is making sure you ask the right types of questions by appropriate preparation, sequencing and delivery.

Interviewing is the cornerstone of elicitation techniques, and when done properly will reveal the answers you need.

You will learn how to:

  • Identify the right stakeholders to interview and what you need to know
  • Create a requirements questionnaire and prepare to ask the right types of questions
  • How to properly engage the stakeholder and build a relationship
  • Capture stakeholder responses
  • Plan for follow-up and maintain the relationship
  • Review lessons learned to improve for your next interview

Presenter: Terrell Smith (LinkedIn profile), MPA, PMP, CBAP  With over 25 years of experience in a wide range of project management and business analysis assignments, he brings concepts to life in a practical and easy to apply manner. Terrell has assisted clients in the development of project management methodologies, risk assessments, quality management, agile methods, problem solving, rescuing troubled projects, implementing business analysis best practices, and team building.

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The Art of the Interview:
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Live Webinar – June 8th, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
Offered by IAG Consulting (REP 2858)
Duration 1 hour 1 PDU / 1 CDU 1 Category A PDU – Free PDU

Demystify a wide range of agile & traditional requirements / development methodologies!

This session looks at the strengths and weaknesses of each approach and gives prescriptive guidelines to requirements leadership looking to improve results by striking a better balance between agile and disciplined practices.

These practices are not mutually exclusive – the real issue is to look at your current circumstances and find the right balance to maximize success.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Look at the structure of agility and discipline-based methods
  2. Provide guidelines for adding agile practices to traditional software development environments
  3. Provide guidelines for reapplying traditional development practices to the agile software development environment.

This session refocuses the agility versus discipline dialogue.

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Live Webinar – May 2nd, 2016, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
Duration: 1 hour Credits: 1 PDU Category B – Free PDU
By: RefineM Project Management Consulting (Rep# 3390)

In this Lunch and Learn, NK Shrivastava describes advanced techniques in scope and change management.

  • Learn how to go beyond the basics of scope and change management by using a requirements traceability matrix (RTM).
  • Learn how to enhance change management in order to better control the scope of their projects.

Leave this webinar with a better idea of how to take scope & change management to the next level.

Presenter: NK Shrivastava (LinkedIn profile) PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, SPC, is CEO of RefineM LLC and an experienced and certified Project Management Consultant, Risk Management Professional, and Agile Coach with over 25 years of experience in project management. NK is an experienced instructor/trainer on project management and Agile topics and specializes in project management fundamentals, risk management, and project recovery.

As a reminder, anyone who attends three Lunch & Learn webinars in a row will be eligible for a Star Attendee prize drawing of a $10 Amazon gift card.

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Advanced Scope & Change Management Techniques

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Live Webinar – February 17th, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST
Offered by IAG Consulting (REP 2858)
Duration 1 hour 1 PDU / 1 CDU 1 Category A PDU – Free PDU

Demystify a wide range of agile & traditional requirements / development methodologies!

This session looks at the strengths and weaknesses of each approach and gives prescriptive guidelines to requirements leadership looking to improve results by striking a better balance between agile and disciplined practices.

These practices are not mutually exclusive – the real issue is to look at your current circumstances and find the right balance to maximize success.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Look at the structure of agility and discipline-based methods
  2. Provide guidelines for adding agile practices to traditional software development environments
  3. Provide guidelines for reapplying traditional development practices to the agile software development environment.

This session refocuses the agility versus discipline dialogue.

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Harmonizing Agility & Discipline

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Live Webinar January 20th, 2016 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
By: The Corporate Education Group (REP 1011) Course ID: MDW1260
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 Category A PDU – Free PDU

Are you looking for techniques for successfully scoping a project?
Then, this webinar is for you!

You’ll not only explore how to get from a starting point to an end result that satisfies the business goal, but you’ll also examine the requirements process and learn strategies for successfully managing scope changes; in addition, you’ll distinguish between product and project scope, and also discover how your project team can set boundaries and better manage stakeholder expectations.

Key learning points include:

  • Best practices for identifying and documenting scope
  • Difference between product and project scope
  • Techniques for identifying requirements and managing changes

About the Presenter: Bonnie Cooper (LinkedIn profile), PMP®, Instructor and Consultant for Corporate Education Group, is a twenty-year information technology professional. In her current role as the Program Director for the Massachusetts Medical Society’s (MMS) Corporate IT Program Office, Bonnie is responsible for coordinating the efforts of project teams, overseeing the implementation of project standards, managing the corporate IT strategic plan, and leading the program to re-engineer the membership platform for MMS.

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Effective Scope Management: Beginning with the End in Mind

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Online Webinar – Recorded
Offered by: Solutions Cube Group (Rep 2451)  $12.95 USD
Attendees will be awarded 1 Cat A PDU for participating.

This webinar is the third in a 3 part series series on Collaboration by Solutions Cube.  Although this module is a part of the series – each module in the series can be taken individually.

The PMBOK® refers to the concept of progressive elaboration as a recommended method for defining the project’s scope and producing project outcomes.

Many teams struggle with applying progressive elaboration or lack the knowledge to apply these techniques in manner which allows for continual clarification of the project scope versus expanding the boundaries of the project scope.

In this 1 hour live in-depth Webinar participants learn how to:

  • Apply progressive elaboration concepts on the creation of project deliverables
  • Use the Wave Concept to develop project deliverables in a collaborative meeting setting
  • Keep stakeholders focused on the deliverable or task at hand during meetings
  • Structure a progress elaboration meeting activity expand the depth of knowledge for a deliverable without expanding the scope of the project effort

Join Solutions Cube for this 1 hour in depth presentation to learn how to avoid allowing progressive elaboration to become an uncontrolled scope creep dilemma on their projects. This is part 3 of a three part series presented by Solutions Cube.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you are on the Solutions Group Site and receive a message that your cart is empty when you go to check out – this is because you are not yet signed in to your account on their site – or you have not registered for a free account on their site.

To resolve this issue simply click the “person” icon on the top of the course description page and either sign in or register.  You can then return to the course Description page and add the course to your cart.

Click here to register for Applying Progressive Elaboration Techniques on Projects